Tokyo Karaoke

The room was small and dark decked out with the aroma of cigarettes, booze and possibly sex. After all, this is Tokyo and these things happen. A small table, large TV with karaoke equipment, microphones, speakers, and glow in the dark planets on the no doubt questionably stained wall attest to the crime about to happen.

I entered in the karaoke song code like i normally do, on the machine instead of the remote because i’m usually too drunk to figure it out the remote. The guitar winded up preparing me to bust out the best rendition of Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog ever.

But seriously, karaoke is a great way to relieve stress while living in Tokyo. The best place to go for cheap Karaoke is Karaokekan in Shin-Okubo (新大久), one stop past Shinjuku on the Yamanote line, before 7p.m. It’s the one with the blue neon Karaoke sign in katakana. If you have a discount card, 1 1/2 hours with two people and two drinks will cost 1000 yen.

Here’s their website for more information:

Overall Score: 8


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